Syria now at a 'dangerous tipping point,' UN warns

April 2, 2015 5:23 PM

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The four-and-a-half-year old Syrian civil war has become an “unsustainable” humanitarian disaster that threatens soon to undermine the stability of neighboring countries such as Jordan and Lebanon, United Nations aid officials are warning.

“We are at a dangerous tipping point,” Antonio Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, warned donors at an aid pledging conference in Kuwait. “It is clear that the world's response to the crisis in Syria cannot be business as usual.”

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